If your idea of the perfect vacation includes warm sunshine, crisp mountain air, and fun on the water, then you need to plan a trip to Emigrant Lake. This expansive park is an oasis for fishing, boating, hiking, and even birding! Pack your bags, and read on to learn how to make the most of your visit. Afterward, you can find more ways to explore Southern Oregon, in our free Ashland Vacation Guide. Our guide is full recommendations on hiking, kayaking, and biking so that you can spend less time planning and more time having fun!
The Best Things to Do at Emigrant Lake Park
About the Park Amenities
At the southern end of Rogue Valley, you’ll find Emigrant Lake. This beautiful park is uniquely positioned in the peaceful hills of Ashland. While many know Emigrant Lake for its expansive reservoir, there are also plenty of ways to explore this park by land. In addition to boating and fishing, you can also look forward to gorgeous hiking trails that are full of birding and photo opportunities. Some other great amenities to take advantage of during your visit are:
- Four covered picnic areas for small groups.
- Electricity, tables, barbecues, and restrooms.
- A 280-foot, twin flume water slide.
- A playground for the children.
- Public boat ramps.
- Volley ball courts.
- 32 campsites with full R.V. hookups.
Fun Ways to Spend a Day on the Water
Emigrant Lake boasts over 12 miles of lake frontage, making it an ideal location to enjoy all your favorite water sports! If you happen to love fishing, then you are in luck. The Emigrant Lake reservoir is home to a variety of crappie, trout, and bass. Some other popular water sports include canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, and swimming.
For boaters, there are two boat ramps available for lake access. If you are planning a boating day, please remember to check water levels before your visit.
Exploring the Terrain
The walking trails that wind around Emigrant Lake are beautiful. You’ll enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains and may even catch a glimpse of Southern Oregon’s gorgeous wildlife. In the warmer months, you can look forward to vibrant wildflowers and the calming songs of yellow birds. Shorebirds are also frequent visitors!
Stay Near It All at Country Willows B&B Inn
After a day of outdoor adventure in Southern Oregon, head home to Country Willows B&B Inn for some rest and relaxation. Emigrant Lake Park is less than 10 minutes away from our boutique bed and breakfast! If your muscles are sore after a day of hiking, take a soak in our year-round heated pool. Afterward, retreat to The Almond Room where you can enjoy pastoral views of the surrounding meadow and the Siskiyou and Cascade mountain ranges.
Onsite access to hiking trails and farm-to-table breakfast are a few amenities included in your stay. If you are ready to plan your next Southern Oregon adventure, check our vacation specials and book your dates. We can’t wait to host you at Country Willows B&B Inn!